Nowadays it seems like financial aid administrators have very little time to spare as we expend energy not only trying to comply with highly complex and every increasing regulations and electronic processes but with the additional "hats" we wear on campus.
Nowadays it seems like financial aid administrators have very little time to spare as we expend energy not only trying to comply with highly complex and every increasing regulations and electronic processes but with the additional "hats" we wear on campus. Many may feel that they do not have any time to keep up with proposed regulations, let alone contact their legislators. But, I'm here to tell you that your computer can help you do both.
These web sites can help you and your students connect with your elected leaders, both Federal and State:
This web site includes a directory of the 107th Congress. Just enter your e-mail or state and their names and contact information will pop up. With just a click you can send an e-mail, print or fax a letter. You can see how your representatives are voting and what the status is of current legislation.
This web site is part of Capitol Advantage and is called "Congress at Your Fingertips." It provides a more direct link to your elected officials and the ability to send an e-mail message.
This provides a list of the senators in alphabetical order. You can do a bill search and send an e-mail message.
You can contact your representatives by entering your state and zip code.
This web site is supported by a combination of the various states Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG). At this web site you can look up a congressional scorecard (vote record) and even register to vote one word online. Many of the issues address environmental concerns but at the bottom of the home page there is a "Student Take Action" link. Here they list different topics including one on "Reducing Student Loan Debt." A letter is already written and all you have to do is enter your address, push a key, and your letter is sent. How easy is that?
Hope you'll find these web sites helpful and interesting. Go ahead, write your elected officials today!
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